Casein For Weight Management

You use a fast-acting protein like whey either before or after your workout, depending on how your meal timing works out. You've heard how casein proteins are beneficial right before bed, for longer lasting anti-catabolic support when your muscles do the majority of their recovering. Now a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that casein may have another very promising application.

Researchers had 25 people consume either a diet split 25% casein (protein), 55% carbohydrates and 20% fats or a 10%-55%-35% breakdown of the same macronutrients. The 25% casein group enjoyed 33% greater satiety while raising total energy expenditure 2.6% over the 10% casein group. They also posted a higher sleeping metabolic rate, meaning they burned more calories while snoozing.

The Bigger Picture: While getting a quarter of your daily calories from casein might be a bit extreme, the results of this study suggest that casein can be employed for weight management. Its ability to keep you feeling full (satiety) and metabolic boosting qualities are reason enough to give it a try. That shake might make an ideal between meals meal.
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#1
mukesh v gupta
Feb 27, 2009
it slowers the protien digestion. and helps the protien to get digested properly throughout the body.
#2
ry m
Mar 01, 2009
anytime you can keep blood sugar levels normal will definatley help with weight management...which casein does.